Monday, April 25, 2005

Through a Smoky Mirror

Welcome my friend Yehecatl to the blogosphere. He has a fine website called The Aztec Gateway and after months of prodding encouragement, he has finally started a blog called Through a Smoky Mirror.

Yehecatl writes:

"Four Hundred and Eighty-Five years ago in May, the Spaniards executed a massacre of Aztec celebrants in main ceremonial center of Tenochtitlan. The celebration was Toxcatl, the primary festival for the god Tezcatlipoca, "The Smoking Mirror." Motecuhzoma Xocoyotzin, then ruler of the Aztecs, had asked his captors' permission before beginning the festivities. Pedro de Alvarado (left in charge by Cortes as he ran off to defend himself from fellow Spaniards coming to arrest him) agreed to it, only to change his mind halfway through and decide to kill most of the people taking part in the celebration.

"This Toxcatl, I begin my blog. What will be on this blog, you ask? At first, subjects inspired by Toxcatl. After that, things of relevance to my religious and spiritual experience. Some of these things will be related to Mesoamerican topics, some of them will be current issues that I feel effect the religious climate in general, and some will be related to that odd and uncomfortable grouping of divergent religious paths that has come to be known as the Pagan community. This blog won't be anything fancy to look at, but I hope it will be of at least some interest to the small segment of the population it is intended for."

3 Comments:

Blogger Sylvana said...

I guess I'm "Pagan". I'll have to check Yehecatl's blog out. Sounds great!

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Blogger Dr. Strangejazz said...

It's cool that he has a good sense of history. Sounds interesting.

Turn on your cell phone.

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